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Bob Higgins coached the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from 1930 to 1948. In his nineteen seasons, he compiled a 91–57–11 record and a .607 winning percentage. His teams played their home games at New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania.

1930 seasonEdit

1930 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1930 record3–4–2
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 27, 1930 Niagara New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 31–14  
October 4, 1930 Lebanon Valley New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 27–0  
October 11, 1930 Marshall New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 65–0  
October 18, 1930 at Lafayette Easton, PA T 0–0  
October 25, 1930† Colgate New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 0–40  
November 1, 1930 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA L 7–19  
November 8, 1930 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA T 0–0  
November 15, 1930 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 0–19  
November 26, 1930 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 12–19  


1931 seasonEdit

1931 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1931 record2–8
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1930
1932 →
Date Opponent Site Result
September 26, 1931 Waynesburg New Beaver FieldState College, PA L 0–7  
October 3, 1931 Lebanon Valley New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 19–6  
October 10, 1931 at Temple Philadelphia, PA L 0–12  
October 17, 1931 Dickinson New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 6–10  
October 24, 1931 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 0–7  
October 31, 1931† Pittsburgh New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 6–41  
November 8, 1931 Colgate New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 7–32  
November 14, 1931 at Lafayette Easton, PA L 0–33  
November 21, 1931 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 0–19  
November 28, 1931 vs. Lehigh Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 31–0  

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1932 seasonEdit

1932 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1932 record2–5
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 1, 1932 Lebanon Valley New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 27–0  
October 8, 1932 Waynesburg New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 6–7  
October 15, 1932 at Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 13–46  
October 22, 1932† Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 6–12  
October 29, 1932 at Colgate Hamilton, NY L 0–31  
November 5, 1932 Sewanee (U. of the South) New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 18–6  
November 12, 1932 at Temple Philadelphia, PA L 12–13  

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1933 seasonEdit

1933 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1933 record3–3–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 7, 1933 Lebanon Valley New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 32–6  
October 14, 1933 Muhlenberg New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 0–3  
October 21, 1933† Lehigh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 33–0  
October 28, 1933 at Columbia New York, NY L 0–33  
November 4, 1933 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 6–12  
November 11, 1933 Johns Hopkins New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 40–6  
November 18, 1933 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA T 6–6  

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1934 seasonEdit

1934 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1934 record4–4
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 6, 1934 Lebanon Valley New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 13–0  
October 13, 1934 Gettysburg New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 32–6  
October 20, 1934 at Lehigh Taylor Stadium • Bethlehem, PA W 31–0  
October 27, 1934 at Columbia New York, NY L 7–14  
November 3, 1934† Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 0–16  
November 10, 1934 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 0–3  
November 17, 1934 Lafayette New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 25–6  
November 24, 1934 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA L 7–13  

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1935 seasonEdit

1935 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1935 record4–4
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1934
1936 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 5, 1935 Lebanon Valley New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 12–6  
October 12, 1935 Western Maryland New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 2–0  
October 19, 1935† Lehigh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 26–0  
October 26, 1935 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–9  
November 2, 1935 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 3–7  
November 9, 1935 Villanova New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 27–13  
November 16, 1935 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 6–33  
November 23, 1935 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA L 0–2  

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1936 seasonEdit

1936 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1936 record3–5
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 3, 1936 Muhlenberg New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 45–0  
October 10, 1936† Villanova New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 0–13  
October 17, 1936 at Lehigh Taylor Stadium • Bethlehem, PA L 6–7  
October 24, 1936 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 7–13  
October 31, 1936 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 18–0  
November 7, 1936 at #5 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 7–34  
November 14, 1936 at #11 Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 12–19  
November 21, 1936 Bucknell New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 14–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1937 seasonEdit

1937 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1937 record5–3
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25, 1937 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 19–26  
October 2, 1937 Gettysburg New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 32–6  
October 9, 1937† Bucknell New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 20–14  
October 16, 1937 Lehigh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 14–7  
October 30, 1937 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 13–19  
November 6, 1937 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 7–0  
November 13, 1937 Maryland New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 21–14  
November 20, 1937 at #1 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 7–28  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1938 seasonEdit

1938 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1938 record3–4–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 1, 1938 Maryland New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 33–0  
October 8, 1938† Bucknell New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 0–14  
October 15, 1938 at Lehigh Taylor Stadium • Bethlehem, PA W 59–6  
October 22, 1938 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 6–21  
October 29, 1938 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 33–6  
November 5, 1938 Lafayette New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 0–7  
November 12, 1938 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA T 7–7  
November 19, 1938 at #5 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–26  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1939 seasonEdit

1939 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1939 record5–1–2
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 7, 1939 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 13–3  
October 14, 1939† Lehigh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 49–7  
October 21, 1939 at #12 Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 0–47  
October 28, 1939 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY T 6–6  
November 4, 1939 Maryland New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 12–0  
November 11, 1939 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 10–0  
November 18, 1939 at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY T 14–14  
November 25, 1939 Pittsburgh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 10–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1940 seasonEdit

1940 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1940 record6–1–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 5, 1940 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 9–0  
October 12, 1940† West Virginia New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 17–13  
October 19, 1940 at Lehigh Taylor Stadium • Bethlehem, PA W 34–0  
October 26, 1940 at Temple Philadelphia, PA W 18–0  
November 2, 1940 South Carolina #18 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 12–0  
November 9, 1940 at Syracuse #16 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY T 13–13  
November 16, 1940 New York U. #20 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 25–0  
November 23, 1940 at Pittsburgh #20 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 7–20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1941 seasonEdit

1941 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1941 record7–2
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 4, 1941 at Colgate Civic StadiumBuffalo, NY L 0–7  
October 11, 1941† Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 27–13  
October 18, 1941 at Temple Philadelphia, PA L 0–14  
October 25, 1941 Lehigh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 40–6  
October 31, 1941 at New York U. Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 42–0  
November 8, 1941 #18 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 34–19  
November 15, 1941 West Virginia New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 7–0  
November 22, 1941 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 31–7  
November 29, 1941 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 19–12  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1942 seasonEdit

1942 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 19
1942 record6–1–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 3, 1942 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 14–7  
October 10, 1942 at Lehigh Taylor Stadium • Bethlehem, PA W 19–3  
October 17, 1942 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY T 0–0  
October 24, 1942† Colgate New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 13–10  
October 31, 1942 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 0–24  
November 7, 1942 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 18–13  
November 14, 1942 at #17 Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 13–7  
November 21, 1942 Pittsburgh New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 14–6  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1943 seasonEdit

1943 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1943 record5–3–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25, 1943 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 14–0  
October 2, 1943 at North Carolina Kenan StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 0–19  
October 9, 1943† Colgate New Beaver Field • State College, PA T 0–0  
October 16, 1943 at #3 Navy Annapolis, MD L 6–14  
October 23, 1943 at Maryland College Park, MD W 45–0  
October 30, 1943 West Virginia New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 32–7  
November 6, 1943 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 0–13  
November 13, 1943 Temple New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 13–0  
November 20, 1943 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 14–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1944 seasonEdit

1944 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1944 record6–3
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30, 1944 Muhlenberg New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 58–13  
October 7, 1944 at Navy Annapolis, MD L 14–55  
October 14, 1944† Bucknell New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 20–6  
October 21, 1944 at Colgate Hamilton, NY W 6–0  
October 28, 1944 West Virginia New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 27–28  
November 4, 1944 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 41–0  
November 11, 1944 at Temple Philadelphia, PA W 7–6  
November 18, 1944 Maryland New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 34–19  
November 25, 1944 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1945 seasonEdit

1945 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1945 record5–3
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 29, 1945 Muhlenberg New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 47–7  
October 6, 1945† Colgate New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 27–7  
October 13, 1945 at #2 Navy Annapolis, MD L 0–28  
October 20, 1945 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA W 46–7  
November 3, 1945 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 26–0  
November 10, 1945 Temple New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 27–0  
November 17, 1945 at Michigan State #12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 0–33  
November 24, 1945 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1946 seasonEdit

1946 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1946 record6–2
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 5, 1946 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 48–6  
October 12, 1946 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 9–0  
October 19, 1946† Michigan State New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 16–19  
October 26, 1946 at Colgate Hamilton, NY W 6–2  
November 2, 1946 Fordham New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 68–0  
November 9, 1946 Temple New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 26–0  
November 16, 1946 at Navy Annapolis, MD W 12–7  
November 23, 1946 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 7–14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1947 seasonEdit

1947 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Cotton Bowl Classic, tied SMU 13–13
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 4
1947 record9–0–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20, 1947 vs. Washington State Hersheypark StadiumHershey, PA W 27–4  
October 4, 1947 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 54–0  
October 11, 1947 at Fordham #12 New York, NY W 75–0  
October 18, 1947† Syracuse #9 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 40–0  
October 25, 1947 West Virginia #9 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 21–14  
November 1, 1947 Colgate #7 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 46–0  
November 8, 1947 at Temple #7 Philadelphia, PA W 7–0  
November 15, 1947 vs. Navy #8 Memorial Stadium • Balitmore W 20–7  
November 22, 1947 at Pittsburgh #5 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 29–0  
January 1, 1948 vs. #4 SMU #5 Cotton Bowl ClassicDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) T 13–13  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1948 seasonEdit

1948 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 18
1948 record7–1–1
Head coachBob Higgins
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 2, 1948 Bucknell New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 35–0  
October 8, 1948 at Syracuse #10 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 34–14  
October 16, 1948 West Virginia #9 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 37–7  
October 23, 1948† #19 Michigan State #8 New Beaver Field • State College, PA T 14–14  
October 30, 1948 at Colgate #12 Hamilton, NY W 32–13  
November 6, 1948 at #7 Pennsylvania #14 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 13–0  
November 13, 1948 Temple #5 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 47–0  
November 20, 1948 at Pittsburgh #6 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–7  
November 27, 1948 at Washington State #18 Tacoma, WA W 7–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


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